Grenada Landmarks

Two islands worth of attractions means your Grenada vacation will never be dull

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The history of Grenada is spicy – literally. One of the island's major exports is nutmeg, and many of the landmarks available for guests to visit are spice processing plants. Visitors will also find rum distilleries, historic forts, and a hand full of museums to visit

Museums

Belmont Estate

In case you like to explore other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on Grenada. Try clicking on the name of each museum to learn more information.

A common landmark for vacationers is The Carriacou Museum. It is Hillsborough, in northeastern Grenada. Located in the second oldest cotton ginnery in the world, The Carriacou Museum is located on Paterson Street on the small island of Carriacou. This museum is privately financed, surviving mainly on public donations, and the Carriacou Historical Society ensures that each exhibit is historically accurate.

Many travelers also choose to visit Belmont Estate. It is situated in Belmont, Grenada. Belmont Estate is open to the public Sunday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Grenada National Museum: The Grenada National Museum is housed in an old army barracks and prison that was originally built in 1704. The museum is located off Young Street, and is a quaint locale, but filled with a great deal of interesting information about island history and culture.

The table just below provides some details regarding the available museums on the island.

Museums On Grenada
Name Phone Location Island
Belmont Estate (473) 442-9524 3.7 mi. North of Central Grenville Grenada
Dougaldston Spice Estate -- 0.7 mi. North of Central Dothan Grenada
Grenada National Museum (473) 440-3725 Downtown St. George Grenada
Grenada Sugar Factory (473) 444-5363 The vicinity of St. George's Grenada
The Carriacou Museum (473) 443-8288 2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central L'esterre Carriacou

Historical Sites

Fort Frederick

If you enjoy experiencing the historical roots of a foreign country, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical attractions during your stay.

Ningo Well is a historical site just on the edge of Grenada. There are no amenities at the site, and is definitely a site for history appreciation only.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Carriacou Ruins. It is Carriacou, in northern Grenada. The island of Curriacou was once full of remote estates, and scattered mills. However, as economic conditions changed, the estates were abandoned and now are in ruins.

Fort Frederick: Fort Frederick was built in the late 1700's by the French after they took the island from the British. While its history may not be particularly unique, the ruins offer a bit of intrigue, and the views from the top are fantastic.

Check the table below for more information on historical sites on the island.

Historic Sites On Grenada
Name Phone Location Island
Amerindian Well -- Carriacou Carriacou
Carib's Leap -- 0.5 mi. Northwest of Central Sauteurs Grenada
Carriacou Ruins -- 2.7 mi. North of Central Hillsborough Carriacou
Dover Ruins -- 0.6 mi. South of Central Windward Carriacou
Duquense Bay Petroglyphs -- 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central Crayfish Grenada
Fort Frederick -- 1.0 mi. East of Downtown St. George Grenada
Fort George -- Downtown St. George Grenada
Fort Matthew -- 1.3 mi. East of Downtown St. George Grenada
Gun Point -- 1.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Windward Carriacou
Ningo Well -- 0.5 mi. West-Southwest of Central Windward Carriacou
Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough -- 2.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central L'esterre Carriacou
River Antoine Rum Distillery (473) 442-7109 1.3 mi. East of Central Belmont Grenada
Westerhall Rum Distillery (473) 443-5477 1.3 mi. Southeast of Central Petit Etang Grenada

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests may explore some other interesting landmarks on the island.

A landmark worth visiting is Campus War Memorial. It is True Blue Bay, in southwestern Grenada. Located in on St. George's University, the memorial is in honor of the 19 American soldiers who died during Operation Urgent Fury.

The following table lists more information on the other kinds of places of interest to vacationers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Grenada
Name Type Location
Campus War Memorial Monument 0.3 mi. South West of Central True Blue Bay
Underwater Sculpture Park Monument 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central Mt. Gay

Of course, Grenada has other attractions. Navigate here to view our page about other interesting attractions for Grenada.

Vacationers hoping to learn a little something about Grenada have plenty of options to explore, from rum distilleries and spice processing facilities to historic forts and ruins. Whether you want to spend a day perusing an outdoor market or learning island history at a museum, Grenada has enough landmarks to keep your days filled to the brim.

 

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